E. A. Barker believes he is an average guy in mid-life who has led a mostly average life. His readers may not agree with his assessment. The single biggest difference between him and most other people, is his pursuit of knowledge. Throughout his life he never stopped asking the simplest question: Why? E. A. fancies himself as a collector of ideas and a purveyor of dot connections. He attempts to present his findings in an entertaining fashion in an effort to encourage people to read—especially men who are reading far too little these days. He is an advocate of education for its ability to affect social reform and actively promotes the idea that a global conscience is possible.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Ms. Creant: The Wrong Doers! resulted from my research into female menopause which I initially undertook to better understand a new female friend. My findings impacted me in a profound way. I began to analyze the behavior of all the human females I had known or had relationships with utilizing this new information. Patterns began to emerge requiring still more research. Ultimately after two years, I had produced an eight chapter guide to women written primarily for my two nephews who were in the early stages of committed relationships. The stories were often painful to write as you relive each experience as you type. It became an exploration of myself as much as it was about some of the women I have known. My alpha readers convinced me to take it farther and encouraged me to publish it. It would be another two years before the greatly expanded and indexed manuscript would be ready for the publisher.
When did you first start writing?
The first time I got the writing bug was when the Canadian government invited its citizens to write into a forum on Canada's future. This was long before I had a personal computer so everything was hand-written. There were papers everywhere throughout my apartment as the words just poured out of me. At times I could barely keep up. I naively set out to tell our federal government how things should be done. The feeling of someone writing through me would not happen again until I began to write Ms. Creant: The Wrong Doers!
Ms. Creant: The Wrong Doers! Life With Women: The Long-Awaited Instruction Manual was written for everyone. It is an entertaining yet informative look at life, women, relationships and everything we were not taught, are told not to talk about, but need to know..Ms. Creant is one man's journey to understand, cope and make peace with our crazy existence. Reviews @ MsCreant(dot)EABarker(dot)com